'''''Maximum PC''''', formerly known as '''''boot''''', is an United States|American magazine
and web site published by Future US
. It focuses on cutting-edge IBM PC compatible|PC
hardware, with an emphasis on product reviews, step-by-step tutorials, and in-depth technical briefs. Component coverage areas include CPUs, motherboards, core-logic chipsets, memory, videocards, mechanical hard drives, solid-state drive
s, optical drives, cases, component cooling, and anything else to do with recent tech news. Additional hardware coverage is directed at smartphones, tablet computer
s, cameras and other consumer electronic devices that interface with consumer PCs. Software coverage focuses on games, anti-virus suites, content-editing programs, and other consumer-level applications.
''Maximum PC's'' tone is often brash and irreverent, giving the editorial content a distinctly Populism|populist
feel. In September 1999, Editorial Director Jon...